Here’s Why You Need to Take an Amelia Island Staycation

Do you need an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Between work and daily responsibilities, sometimes you just want to get away from it all with a vacation. When you call the Florida Coast home, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to plan an unforgettable vacation. Rediscover the beauty of this area with an Amelia Island staycation. Our barrier island off the east coast of Florida is convenient vacation destination for residents of nearby cities such as Jacksonville. Read on for more information on what Amelia Island has to offer as well as trip-planning resources!  

When you’re ready to plan your staycation, request a copy of our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide. This planning tool is filled with local recommendations on how to spend your time on the island! 

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4 Tips for Planning the Best Amelia Island Staycation 

1. Getting Here 

Amelia Island is just 33 miles from Jacksonville, making it a convenient escape from Flordia’s largest city. It’s about a 40-minute drive from city to sea, so you plan to leave after work on a Friday and return on Sunday. When you arrive, sea breezes and palm trees welcome you to the island. The gorgeous scenery is enough to ease your mind of the stresses of everyday life!  

2. Explore the Outdoors 

If you only have a couple of days on Amelia Island, exploring the outdoors is a must! Pristine, golden-sand beaches and maritime forests welcome you to come and explore. While you’re here, check out the amazing opportunities for biking and hiking on Amelia Island! 

You can find some of our favorite outdoor adventures are at Fort Clinch State Park. This 1,400-acre Florida state park is a great place for hiking, biking, fishing, seashell-hunting, and more. 

3. Indulge in Local Flavors 

The Fernandina Beach restaurants boast flavors from around the globe! While you can find local staples like freshly caught seafood, don’t miss out on the chance to indulge in diverse cuisines 

España Restaurant located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach brings the flavors of Spain to the Florida Coast! It’s known for its tapas-style dishes as well as authentic paella. If you’re craving something heartier, head to Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro for New Orleans-style southern staples! A few of our favorites include the gumbo, Cajun carbonara, and Amelia Island shrimp and grits.  

4. Stay at The Addison on Amelia Island 

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Searching for a tranquil place to stay near all the best things the island has to offer? Look no further than The Addison on Amelia Island! Our Fernandina Beach B&B features elegant guest rooms, modern amenities, daily breakfast and happy hour, and a prime location in the Fernandina Beach historic district. After discovering our B&B, you’ll want to return time and time again!  

Check our availability to start planning your Amelia Island staycation!